Meridian Road at US 60 in East Valley to close for roadwork starting Jan. 5

Meridian Road is scheduled to be closed in both directions at U.S. 60, also known as the Superstition Freeway, in the Apache Junction/east Mesa area for approximately seven months, starting Monday, Jan. 5, according to a press release issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The closure will be in place to allow crews to build two new ramps connecting Meridian Road to U.S. 60. There currently are no freeway ramps at Meridian Road.

As part of an $8 million project, an eastbound U.S. 60 off-ramp and westbound on-ramp will be constructed at Meridian Road, according to the release.

Although drivers will not be able to use Meridian Road to cross over the U.S. 60 due to the ramp construction, access to local businesses both north and south of U.S. 60 will be maintained, according to the release.

While Meridian Road is closed at U.S. 60, Signal Butte Road and Ironwood Drive will serve as north-south alternate routes to cross the Superstition Freeway, according to the release. Drivers can then use Southern Avenue or Baseline Road to reach Meridian Road.

Meridian Road is expected to reopen to traffic by late July.

For more information, visit ADOT’s online projects page.

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